March 3, 2010 – In San Antonio, parents and school administrators all agree that reducing truancy is important – but how the two groups would combat the program wasn’t as clear cut. However, after instituting Attendance Improvement Management’s (AIM) truancy reduction program, all three districts saw success.
“Every school has challenges with keeping students in school and getting them to cross the stage at graduation,” Northside I.S.D. spokesperson, Pascual Gonzalez, told WOAI-TV in San Antonio.
While searching for the answer, the school district came across the AIM program and after careful consideration decided to give it a try.
“The students have been going to school,” Gonzalez noted. “It appears to be a very successful pilot and we’re looking to expand it.”
In addition to Northside Independent School District, the AIM program is also used by San Antonio and Judson districts. During a recent board meeting, the districts agreed to make the AIM program a permanent part of their truancy reduction programs.